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Nashua PD arrests four on drug charges

NASHUA – The Nashua Police Department announced Friday that four individuals were charged with drug-related crimes. The suspects were arrested Wednesday, during a combined drug impact initiative between three divisions of the department. Officers say John Morris, 22, of 57 Vine St. Apt. B, ...

Keno talk coming to city

NASHUA – Keno could be coming to Nashua, and the city is looking at $28.5 million in new bonds for the Burke Street Department of Public Works project and the downtown performing arts center. The Board of Aldermen will meet Tuesday night with Charles McIntyre of the New Hampshire Lottery ...

Moriarty balks at Burke Street

NASHUA – When the city decided to purchase the Burke Street property two years ago, Alderman Daniel Moriarty was the lone vote against the purchase. “It’s a bad idea getting worse,” Moriarty said. Of course, in 2015, the $4 million purchase was pegged to an estimated $10-15 million ...

NH police cautious over Trump’s ‘nice’ comment

When President Donald Trump told officers last week that they ought to not “be too nice” to suspects in custody, police say he ran afoul of decades of law enforcement philosophy in the Granite State. Wilton Police Chief Brent Hautanen, one of the vice presidents of the New Hampshire ...

Police: Nashua man threatened boyfriend with knife

NASHUA – Police say a Nashua man allegedly threatened an ex-boyfriend with a knife before pursuing him on the F.E. Everett Turnpike. David Campbell, 23, is charged with criminal threatening and is being held on $3,000 cash bail. He was arrested Thursday in Exeter on a warrant from the Nashua ...

Man charged with stealing game controllers

NASHUA – A Greater Nashua man who was once accused of attempting to steal a horse is in trouble again, this time for allegedly stealing Xbox game controllers. Jeremy Tappan, 28, was arrested by the Nashua Police Department on a warrant charging him with stealing four game controllers from ...

Board approves zoning variance for Amherst St. halfway house

NASHUA – The Zoning Board of Adjustment has granted a variance to the owners of a property at 230 Amherst St. that will allow them to use the space as a halfway house. The building, near Exit 7 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike, will become Recovery Mountain, the second facility opened by United ...

Teens’ tattoos lead to sex assault charges

NASHUA – A Nashua man was held Monday on $10,000 cash bail after police said he tattooed two teenage girls and allegedly sexually assaulted one of them. Martin De Los Santos, 41, of 28 Railroad Square, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one misdemeanor and one ...

Solar rebates halted

NASHUA – The state is putting all solar rebates on hold as funding for the program is running low, according to a statement released by the Public Utilities Commission. The program, which has provided $2,500 rebates to individuals and more to businesses, is funded by payments that utility ...

Town looks at feasibility of addition

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District plans to reach out to an architectural firm with the goal of developing a feasibility report about the potential construction of an addition onto Merrimack High School that would house the district’s administrative and special education offices. In ...

Residents complain about crowds at Baboosic Lake beach

AMHERST – Town officials are beginning to talk about possibly capping attendance at the Baboosic Lake beach after residents complained to selectmen that it sometimes gets too crowded. “I was just amazed” at how many people were there over Fourth of July weekend, one woman said at the July ...

Florida man knocks out utility pole in Hudson

HUDSON – An elderly Florida man struck a utility pole on on Kimball Hill Road on Thursday afternoon, knocking out power to the area, Hudson police said. Charles Grossman, 73, of Miramar Beach, Fla., reportedly lost control of his 2008 Kia as he was driving east on Kimball Hill Road around 3 ...

Police: BB gun used in threat in Hudson

HUDSON – Reports of trouble at the Derry Road Circle K ended with police arresting an allegedly intoxicated Litchfield man armed with a BB gun. Brian Bell, 36, of 4 Finch Court, is being held on $5,000 cash bail after he was arrested early Friday morning on charges of driving while ...

Hudson man charged with running from police

HUDSON – A Hudson man was arrested after he tried to escape arrest, going as fast as 100 mph before he lost control of his vehicle after a police pursuit. Kurt Hans Holving, 43, was spotted by police on Thursday afternoon driving a 2001 Toyota 4Runner on Belknap Road. Hudson Police Officer ...

Former Nashua man faces charges for sexting with teen

NASHUA – A former Nashua resident who’s being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in now in trouble for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos from a teenage girl. Abdiel Ponce-Cuevas, 28, is charged with six counts of possessing sexually abusing images of a ...

Hunger program celebrates success

NASHUA — Children in the Dr. Crisp neighborhood are less hungry this summer thanks to a pilot program that aims to eliminate childhood hunger in the city. Thursday saw the celebration of more than 1,000 meals served to children and families living in the neighborhood around Dr. Crisp ...

Sununu clears 1,600 regulations

Gov. Chris Sununu eliminated 1,600 state rules and regulation, dealing with banking, finance, grants, licensing, and other areas, as part of his push to reform the way the state does business. “Until now, we’ve been one of the most over regulated states in the country,” Sununu ...

NH mayors following Donchess’ lead in joining climate initiative

CONCORD — More cities in New Hampshire are joining the effort to combat climate change, following the lead of Nashua’s Mayor Jim Donchess in signing up to be part of the Climate Mayors initiative. “There’s a lot of interest in a lot of communities,” said Rob Werner, the state director ...

24-hour hockey event benefits Nashua Children’s Home

NASHUA – Calling all hockey players for the All Day Power Play, as the 24-hour benefit for the Nashua Children’s Home is still signing up players and sponsors. Organizer Dave Walsh is asking for people interested in joining the event at the Conway Arena to get in touch. “Heading into our ...

Donchess slams Senate health plan

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess is warning that the latest federal health care plan put forward by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate would hurt Nashua residents. The Senate is delaying a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, or BCRA, as Arizona Sen. John McCain recovers from blood clot ...